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ABC
Oct 5, 2012 2:35am EDT
on the defensive over his. advisers promise a change before the second debate next week. with just 32 days now till the big vote, every move is critical. as abc's jake tapper reports. >> reporter: before a crowd of 12,000 in denver, the president tried to turn his opponent's polished debate performance into proof of his phoniness. >> when i got on to the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. but the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. >> reporter: in the audience many of the president's supporters expressed bewilderment at his performance. >> i felt like he should have been more aggressive. >> i didn't understand his strategy and thought, you know, i wondered what was going on. >> reporter: sources tell abc news, the president's strategy was a calculated decision not to risk appearing unpresidential by attacking romney on say that video insulting 47% of the country as irresponsible victims. his aide advised him to focus on policy, such as romney's effort to distance himself f
ABC
Sep 28, 2012 2:35am EDT
: secretary of defense leon panetta acknowledged the attack that killed four americans in benghazi, libya, on the anniversary of 9/11 was not only carried out by terrorists it was premeditated. >> as we determined the details of what took place there and, how that, that attack took place, that, that it became clear that there were terrorists who had planned that attack. >> reporter: the white house first suggested that the benghazi attack was spontaneous. the result of that anti-muslim video inciting mobs throughout the region. >> jake, let's be clear, these protests were in reaction to a video that had spread to the region. we don't know, we don't know otherwise. you know, we have no information to suggest that it was a preplanned attack. >> reporter: sources tell abc news that intelligence officials on the ground, the attack was not tied to the movie at all. what aroused their suspicion, the fact that the attackers knew where to get ambassador stevens after he fled to a so-called safe house half a mile away. the building was hit with insurgent mortars suggesting the terrorists knew what
ABC
Oct 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
, and the friend ends up getting caught. and we also see defenses which is i never actually planned to do it. i was never actually going to go forward with this. it was just idle talk. and i think what they're going to say here, they're going to say he was entrapped. >> that's what i was going to ask you, it seems like the friend was trying to get in touch with him. >> look, if they can get that tape excluded from evidence. there's going to be very little that the authorities have. they need that tape in evidence. and they're going to say, look, i was never going to go forward with this and this guy starts giving me ideas, why don't you do this or do that. >> how common are these incidences in hostile in cases like this? >> they're not. i don't think they're that relevant here you're talking about a misdemeanor case in 1995. you're talking about an allegation with regard to his conduct at school in 2001. remember, there was never an allegation of him doing anything to children. it was always the way that he dealt with authority, fellow teachers, et cetera. but, you know, compared to an allegati
ABC
Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
did it on his own. he has been on the stand all morning, sticking to his defense. these proceedings expected to end by the weekend. he could go to jail for four years. but he's asked the pope for a pardon. that's very likely, we're told, what will happen. george? >> jeffrey, thanks. potentially explosive trial there. >> sounds like something out of a movie. >>> now, to a disturbing story out of san diego seaworld, where a killer whale is recovering from a mysterious wound. the big question, did it come from an accident? or from an attack from another whale? abc's cecilia vega has the story. >> reporter: this is what orcas do best at seaworld san diego, put on a killer show. but now, an 11-year-old killer whale at the park is injured, with a gaping whole so big, you can see his exposed jawbone. seaworld says he was injured when he somehow came in contact with a portion of the pool. but animal rights activist says an anonymous whistleblower told them that he was attacked by other orcas. >> you can't keep three males together in a fish pond. they'll have nowhere to go unless they can s
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